Jadon Sancho’s expected arrival  at Old Trafford means  United have a golden chance to firmly re-establish themselves as a force – but more reinforcements are still required. Photograph: Friedmann Vogel/EPA

Jadon Sancho has 11 England caps. He was in the Bundesliga team of the season at 19. He makes in-game decisions as prescient as a teenage Wayne Roone(...)

The Olympiastadion in Berlin hosted some of the standout moments of the 2006 World Cup. File photograph: Getty Images

The 2006 World Cup wasn’t even a week old when it began to dawn on the fans that the Germans had organised a tournament that touched on perfection. Y(...)

Former Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement. Photograph: Getty Images

Former Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from football. Schweinsteiger has called time on a glittering(...)

 José Mourinho with  Paul Pogba at Old Trafford: if the 25-year-old’s erratic form continues to be a head-scratcher his manager it becomes a bigger conundrum with each match. Photograph:    Peter Powell/EPA

In Manchester United’s ongoing insipidness under José Mourinho a perfect storm of problems is found. The manager seems to have lost his mojo – momenta(...)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho’s transfer targets were at odds with what Ed Woodward wanted. Photo: Andreas GebertReuters

Manchester United did not follow through with some of José Mourinho’s transfer targets because of misgivings about the players he had identified and a(...)

France midfielder Paul Pogba is among the players who have dominated in the tournament. Photograph: Franck FIfe/AFP/Getty Images

José Mourinho has kept busy during the World Cup with a punditry gig on RT (formerly Russia Today). Listening to his analysis, you quickly realise tha(...)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reacts during the  Champions League round of 16 second leg match against Sevilla at Old Trafford. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Jose Mourinho has defended his Manchester United record in an extraordinary 12-minute monologue after being widely criticised in the wake of the team’(...)

 Jose Mourinho says that despite how much the club has spent on transfers since his appointment, they need to spend even more. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

In terms of attention-grabbing headlines and photographs of Manchester United’s manager looking less than delighted with life, José Mourinho truly is (...)

Serbian international midfielder Nemanja Matic signed for Manchester United, from Premier League champions Chelsea the buying club announced. Photograph: Getty Images

Manchester United have completed the purchase of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea on a three-year deal, with an option to extend for a further year. José M(...)

Chicago Fire’s Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrates after scoring against the Montreal Impact. Photo: EPA

The Chicago Fire are now one point closer to the World Cup. Or at least that was the running joke this week as MLS teams decided to fully embrace come(...)

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